Monday, September 12, 2005

The Council of Europe is holding a Pan-European Forum on Human Rights in the Information Society: Responsible Behaviour by Key Actors in Strasbourg, on 12 and 13 September 2005. The Council has interested representatives of states, industry (e.g. internet service providers, mobile phone operators, gaming industry, software manufacturers, etc), civil society and the media, as well as other organisations, institutions and experts, to take part.

In the light of a recent Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Information Society and Council of Europe priorities regarding the protection of children and internet content, the Forum will identify and discuss responsible and irresponsible behaviour by key actors in the Information Society and how states, industry and civil society can work together (inter alia through partnerships, policy making, greater awareness and education) to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights in the Information Society.

A live webcast of the sessions can be accessed through the Council of Europe website.
Viewers can participate by emailing live comments and questions.
SIGNIS will be represented at the Forum by Gabriel Nissim and,as President of SIGNIS Europe, Jim McDonnell has sent a brief written submission.